Torres Assumpção, Maurício
Maurício Torres Assumpção was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1966. After training as a journalist, he worked as a reporter for Manchete and Globo TV networks in Brazil. In 1991, Maurício moved to Lisbon, Portugal, where he became the editor-in-chief of Vela & Náutica, a sports magazine. Next stop, England, two years later, to pursue his master’s degree in Film and TV at the London College of Communication. After graduating, Maurício worked for ten years at the London office of IMG, the world’s largest sports TV production company, reporting from over 40 countries on five continents. In 2001, he produced and directed The Heart of Football, a two hour-long documentary about the Brazilian Squad as a fundamental element in Brazilian cultural identity. He launched his first non-fiction literary work, THE HISTORY OF BRAZIL IN THE STREETS OF PARIS, in 2014, selling 5,000 books in the first year, as well as being nominated for the Jabuti Prize, the most prestigious literary award in Brazil. Currently, Maurício resides in London and works as a journalist for Radio France Internationale. CAFFEINE is his first work of fiction.